Martin Engineering acquires Cougar

Martin Engineering has acquired Cougar Industries, a Peru IL-based manufacturer of industrial vibrators.

According to Scott Hutter, Martin Engineering chief executive officer, plans are to retain the Cougar name and continue operations in Peru as a division of Martin Engineering.

“This move will give us complete control over our vibrator quality and delivery,” Hutter said. “It will also allow us to quickly design, engineer, and manufacture vibrators for special customer applications. Martin Engineering will now be able to more actively pursue worldwide applications for all types of vibrators, especially 12- and 24-volt models used on mobile equipment, which is one of Cougar's strengths.”

Cougar, which patented its first truck vibrator in 1964, designs and manufactures an electric line of single- and three-phase vibrators in a range of force outputs. The firm also manufactures piston, ball, ring, and turbine pneumatic vibrators and a line of hydraulic-powered units.

Air Cannons, Gyro-Whip Bin Cleaning, and Power Lance Bin Drill Systems will continue to be made in Peru.

Headquartered in Neponset IL, Martin Engineering has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in Brazil, China, France, Germany, Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Turkey, and the United Kingdom, with licensees in Australia, Chile, and Canada.

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